Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cure A Cold Chicken Soup

When my nose starts to run and my throat starts to burn, I always make a version of this soup. Colds are horrible and we are always cursed in this house with at least a couple of colds every winter.

I posted this picture on my Facebook page and got lots of requests to post the recipe, so by popular demand, here it is! Whip up a bowl of this and you'll instantly feel better.

You need  -

Shredded meat from a supermarket bought barbeque chicken OR 2 poached and shredded chicken breasts
1 litre chicken stock
1 litre water
1 tbs vegetable or peanut oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 brown onion, diced
1 hot red chilli, finely diced
1 stem lemongrass (white part only), finely shredded  OR grated rind 1/2 lemon
juice of 1 lemon
thumb size piece of ginger, peeled and grated
1 large carrot, diced
1/2 cup long grain rice
salt and pepper, to taste
5 spring onions (scallions) finely diced
coriander leaves (cilantro)

In a large pot, heat the oil gently then add the onion, garlic, chilli, ginger and lemongrass. Fry until fragrant and soft.

Add the carrot and fry for another minute.

Add the rice, stock, water and lemon juice, salt and pepper, and bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes.

Ladle into a bowl, add diced chicken, sprinkle over diced spring onion and coriander leaves.

The beautiful fragrance from the herbs and aromatics and the goodness of the chicken and veggies will have you feeling better in no time!


  1. That looks AMAZING! I just need to buy a couple of the ingredients and I will be making this for sure! We are flu-ey at the moment :(

  2. Oh yummmmm! I'll have to give this recipe a try :) Thanks for sharing x

  3. Looks so good! I host a link up for recipes on fridays. I would love to have you link this post up at www.mummysundeservedblessings.com if you have time

  4. i always crave chicken soup.. and make up a big batch..

    but then the craving is over after 3 days... and i still have 3 days left of soup!!

  5. Looks yummy...gets me thinking about fall coming and making cozy, warm dishes like your soup. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  6. That's a great flu buster recipe. I bet you could replace the rice with noodles too (my favourite).

  7. Looks and sounds delicious! It's supposed to be summer in the northern hemisphere, but that bowl of soup would be just perfect for the weather we're having today. This could be on the menu here very soon - thanks for sharing the recipe.

  8. WOW that does look delicious! Might just have to try that out soon ;)



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